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by Shakey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: My new brushless weapon ESCs are OPTO, not BEC...
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: My new brushless weapon ESCs are OPTO, not BEC...

That's correct! As an aside you should always only aim to have a single BEC powering a receiver, this is because two BECs whose outputs are connected can result in damage to them, normally we do this by cutting the red wire of all but our prefferred BEC in a robot. More important with higher weight ...
by Shakey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: My new brushless weapon ESCs are OPTO, not BEC...
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: My new brushless weapon ESCs are OPTO, not BEC...

Opto ESC's simply mean they do not output any voltage on their red servo wire. Provided there is something else powering the receiver apart from your BLHeli ESC you just wire it up as normal.
by Shakey
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 286
Views: 40413

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Did you ever enter the one with the continuous axe mechanism? I loved that thing. It's still alive and sat on my shelf! Sadly it never actually got made into a proper ant, it was basically 2 concepts mashed together in such a wildy flaily hilarious way. It is on my list of ants to rebuild though so...
by Shakey
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 286
Views: 40413

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

I think I got lucky at AWS 54 against Test Robot; I'm slightly dreading its return with a new frame and self righting mechanism. :D The self righting will still be using the disc, I'll just be taking what I learned from getting DHMIS to actually spinup and applying it to Test! Though the new frame ...
by Shakey
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 286
Views: 40413

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Like most my team it needs some fine tuning really but I still have to finish my commissions first. But really, I'm just bored of it. Outright competitiveness isn't fun to me anymore, I'd much rather make unusual or outlandish robots and try and do well with them than enter a robot I know has a good...
by Shakey
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 25
Views: 267

Re: Rule Debates

The issue I have with drones is it's a robot that can make itself immune from the fight but still able to take a win. At least with Nano cluster partners you can always get to them in some way. I could make a super light drone with some flappy thing solely to make contact, pin it to the roof and che...
by Shakey
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: 3D printer supplies
Replies: 87
Views: 12368

Re: 3D printer supplies

I had to do a replacement of my PTFE when I accidentally plugged the hot end cooling fan into the print cooling fans slot after a rebuild. My printer was set to print with no hot end cooling resulting in one very sad section of PTFE!
by Shakey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 2083

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

The rule needs to be passed by the community as a whole before any event run under a 75mm cube rule is deemed official in any way. Absolutely build an arena with tolerance for larger machines (additional space is fantastic in combat situations) but that doesn't mean rules should be changed as a res...
by Shakey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Shakey Build Diary
Replies: 286
Views: 40413

Re: Team Shakey Build Diary

Hello all, been a little while! Well I can safely say I am pretty happy with DHMIS, it suffered one motor failure but considering what it did to the other robot I'll allow it. It's been a bit of a terror dealing a good amount of damage, bouncing around a lot and the occasional detonating of other ro...
by Shakey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: 3D printer supplies
Replies: 87
Views: 12368

Re: 3D printer supplies

Now that is a nice and fancy printer! I'm interested to see what you can do with that. Now my old prusa is prone to jams via over-torquing filament and has to run a bit slow to compensate. It's had some upgrade over time but I have now lined up the next one. Along with a few other things I'll be att...
by Shakey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Shakey's Commission Stash!
Replies: 24
Views: 3350

Re: Shakey's Commission Stash!

Another few off the line! First up a rotary lifter that made its way to the US: https://i.imgur.com/fNvYWnQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sjU95Dk.jpg Next a pair of bots forming a grabber and a horizontal spinner! https://i.imgur.com/km1YWVr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UkNDLmv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FAFaIs0....
by Shakey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 2083

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

"The proposed solution is to increase size limits for Fleaweights and Nanoweights. I have had a rethink and believe they should stay as they are as particularly in the Nano class. The reasoning behind this is that the competition has been held multiple times with certain restrictions. Unfortunetely,...
by Shakey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 2083

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

I'll get numbers finalised when the arena comes into existence and work out a way of getting it properly listed, maybe the full 4" cube is too much but certainly an aim for the 3" cube seems reasonable.
by Shakey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 2083

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

You make a good point about something like a nanoweight Roblox. At the same time though the size restrictions ARE something I hear a lot of as a barrier to nanos on top of the weight limit. While nanos are meant to be a challenge at the moment it feels the size limit is serving to pigeonhole designs...
by Shakey
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 2083

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

Now I know Nanos aren't much of a thing still and we're still thinking of ways of encouraging them. I still have plans to build a nano arena, new job and moving put a temporary hold on that though. Another point of discussion between myself and Rory was to simply totally eliminate the size limit, th...